MDJ editorials
Rubio’s ruminations mostly on target
It’s far too soon to begin endorsing candidates for next year’s presidential election. Too much can happen between now and then. But it’s not too soon to start educating oneself about the leading c...
May 20, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Anti-Islam critics’ words protected by Constitution
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” That nursery rhyme chant reminded kids of a certain generation that words, while they may be hurtful at times, aren’t as harmfu...
May 18, 2015 08:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: ‘Tom Terrific’ now ‘Tom Tarnished’
The quarterback nicknamed “Tom Terrific” is “Tom Tarnished.” A 243-page investigative report by the NFL found that the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady was at least aware that two team employees bro...
May 18, 2015 08:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congratulations to Class of ’15 on job well done!
It’s a hearty round of congratulations and a doff of the mortarboard for this year’s graduating seniors in Cobb County and Marietta, most of whom are attending commencement ceremonies in coming day...
May 16, 2015 09:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t keep feeding the Amtrak beast
Remember when Congress responded to the alleged malfunction of Toyota brakes by offering the company $1 billion and telling its heroic employees to keep up the good work? No, neither do we. Remembe...
May 15, 2015 12:42 AM | 6 6 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better to use other funds to hire SPLOST attorney
It’s been a mantra from local officials for years on the eve of SPLOST referendums: “SPLOST proceeds are only used for brick-and-mortar projects, not for paying salaries.” And that has been a stron...
May 13, 2015 11:13 PM | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Does downtown Marietta need a third parking deck?
Does Marietta need a parking deck on the west side of Marietta Square? Mayor Steve Tumlin seems to think so. And the City Council is likely to vote tonight on a proposal he’s pushing to explore whe...
May 12, 2015 09:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: New hotel-motel tax won’t hurt tourism
Tacking on an additional $5 per night for hotel and motel rooms in Georgia shouldn’t kill the golden goose of tourism in Savannah. The city’s popularity remains healthy and strong. Sure, the extra ...
May 11, 2015 08:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: The Garland attacks on free speech
Two gunmen chose the wrong targets when they tried to massacre a group in Texas gathered for a cartoon contest. Now, media talking heads are choosing the wrong targets in their scramble to blame so...
May 11, 2015 08:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Georgia Voices: Exams have some feeling testy
    by The Gainseville Times
    05.04.15 - 09:39 pm
  • Will Rezoning Feud Ignite a Helen Comeback?
    THIS TIME LAST YEAR, former Acworth Alderman Bob Weatherford was locked in a furious race against former Cobb Commission Chairman Bill Byrne to succeed Helen Goreham as Northwestern District Cobb C...
    May 23, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paving trowel turns up; Saxby throws down on cyber
    IT WAS A BIG DEAL when the first street in Marietta was paved nearly a century ago — such a big deal, in fact, that a big ceremony was held in front of the then-new Marietta Post Office on Atlanta ...
    May 19, 2015 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Root house might roll again due to deck
    MARIETTA’S most well-traveled house might soon be on the move again, thanks to Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin’s push to build a parking deck on the west side of the Square. Not only does he envision ...
    May 16, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brewing up, ‘dress’-ing up success by the ‘Shelf’-ful
    SANTA’S ELVES, BEER and a “bathroom magazine.” You might think that’s an odd assortment of topics for a panel discussion at a local business luncheon. But if so, you’re wrong. The Marietta Business...
    May 12, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    For Better or Worse, Frank Anniversary Just Ahead
    WHETHER it wants to or not, Cobb will have to revisit one of the most searing chapters in its history this summer — the 100th anniversary of the August 1915 lynching of Leo Frank off Roswell Road i...
    May 09, 2015 12:02 AM | 6 6 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New ARC poverty/wealth data a mixed bag for Cobb
    PARTS OF MARIETTA and central Cobb experienced some of the starkest declines in the entire metro area when it came to family income between 1970 and 2013, according to figures released Monday by th...
    May 05, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Employee ‘Workout’ Edit Got Workout of Its Own
    AN MDJ EDITORIAL that was highly critical of the Cobb Commission’s plans to open an employee workout center on the ground floor of the main county administration building on Marietta Square got a w...
    May 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Franklin Road corridor getting a boost from the Braves
    THE ATLANTA BRAVES are expected to announce this morning that Dallas-based Omni Hotels and Resorts has inked a deal to build in the mixed-used development next to the team’s new SunTrust Park by 20...
    April 28, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ‘Provocative’ Was Name of Game at KSU for Coulter (As Usual)
    FLAMBOYANT columnist and conservative provocateur Ann Coulter proved plenty conservative and plenty provocative during her visit to Kennesaw State University this week, but perhaps to the surprise ...
    April 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tumlin Eyes ‘Texas’ ... and would house it in new DMDA parking deck
    LOOK OUT, KENNESAW! Marietta is out to do some “hijacking” of its own! Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews isn’t the only Cobb leader hoping to get his hands on the historic steam engine “The Texas,” which...
    April 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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